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How the refs did last weekend (complete with video evidence). Referee Appointments and Results Matchweek #01

by the Untold referee review team

Welcome to our new review of all the referee performances in the Premier League this last weekend.  Below you will find the most comprehensive analysis ever of how the PGMO referees are doing their jobs, with, in section 5, video clips to back up our analysis.

  1. Details of match referees and assistants
  2. Matchweek 1 Summary
  3. Other Games where Referees arguably affected the Results
  4. Lucky players who should have been sent off but weren’t
  5. List of Major Errors on Matchweek #01 (with links to video clips)
  6. List of Major Correct Decisions on Matchweek #01
  7. Major Wrong Decisions Made by Referees
  8. Major Correct Major Decisions Made by Referees
  9. Major Wrong Decisions Against Teams
  10. Major Wrong Decisions in Favour of Teams
  11. Possible Change in Points Week-by-Week Due To Wrong Major Decisions

1: Details of match referees and assistants

Hull City vs. Leicester City [2-1]

Referee – Mike Dean

1st Assistant Referee – Simon Long 

2nd Assistant Referee – Simon Bennett

Fourth Official – Lee Mason

Burnley vs. Swansea City [0-1]

Referee – Jon Moss

1st Assistant Referee – Mick McDonough

2nd Assistant Referee – Andy Halliday

Fourth Official – Anthony Taylor

Crystal Palace vs. WBA [0-1]

Referee – Craig Pawson

1st Assistant Referee – Harry Lennard

2nd Assistant Referee – Adrian Holmes

Fourth Official – Robert Madley

Everton vs. Tottenham [1-1]

Referee – Martin Atkinson

1st Assistant Referee – Stephen Child

2nd Assistant Referee – Constantine Hatzidakis

Fourth Official – Jeremey Simpson

Middlesbrough vs. Stoke City [1-1]

Referee – Kevin Friend

1st Assistant Referee – Ian Hussin

2nd Assistant Referee – Darren Cann

Fourth Official – Nigel Miller

Southampton vs. Watford [1-1]

Referee – Roger East

1st Assistant Referee – Richard West

2nd Assistant Referee – Mark Scholes

Fourth Official – James Linington

Man City vs. Sunderland [2-1]

Referee – Robert Madley

1st Assistant Referee – Peter Kirkup

2nd Assistant Referee – Marc Perry

Fourth Official – Neil Swarbrick

Bournemouth vs. Man United [1-3]

Referee – Andre Marriner

1st Assistant Referee – Simon Beck

2nd Assistant Referee – Scott Ledger

Fourth Official – Roger East

Arsenal vs. Liverpool [3-4]

Referee – Michael Oliver

1st Assistant Referee – Stuart Burt

2nd Assistant Referee – Edward Smart

Fourth Official – Craig Pawson

Chelsea vs. West Ham United [2-1]

Referee – Anthony Taylor

1st Assistant Referee – Gary Beswick

2nd Assistant Referee – Adam Nunn

Fourth Official – Michael Oliver

2: Matchweek 1 Summary

Referees of the week (with no wrong Important Decisions) – Andre Marriner and Robert Madley

Worst Referee of the week – Anthony Taylor – 5 wrong Important Decisions.  Chelsea beat West Ham 2 – 1 BUT – Min 11 Costa was fouled, and displayed dissent for not getting the decision by hitting the ground – should have been a yellow card.  In Min 18 Chelsea should have had a penalty which would probably have resulted in a goal.  Min 19 Costa should have had a second yellow card and been dismissed for dissent.

Min 66 Costa should have had a straight red card for an awful late challenge on Adrian.  Min 72 Chelsea should have had a penalty for one of the most blatant handballs you will ever see and in Min 83 Kante should have been sent off for a second yellow card.

One can argue that after Min 19 Chelsea should have been one goal up but down to 10 men, alternatively if Chelsea had got their penalty in Min 18 then Costa might not have been so angry and showed dissent for the second time in the match.  Certainly Chelsea should have had another penalty but had both Costa sent off again in Min 66 and Kante sent off with 7 minutes still on the clock.  On balance the win for Chelsea is probably valid but no West Ham supporter will ever accept that decision.  The only certain thing is that Anthony Taylor made a complete and utter cock-up of his refereeing in this game.

3: Other Games where Referees arguably affected the Results

  1. Everton v Tottenham, result was a draw – should have been a win for Everton (Lamela for Tottenham should have been sent off).  This was in Min62 and it is probable that Everton would have been able to make the extra man advantage count and win the match.
  2. Middlesbrough v Stoke, result was a draw – should have been a Middlesbrough win (Wollschied for Stoke should have been sent off).  However as this happened with only 8 minutes remaining in th ematch it is quite possible that Stoke would have been able to hold on for the draw.
  3. Southampton v Watford, result a draw should have been a win for Southampton (Capoue for Watford should have been sent off).  This was in the opening minute of the game and failing to send off Capoue was a definite game changer.

4: Lucky players who should have been sent off but weren’t

  • Straight Red Cards – Wollschied (Stoke), Lamella (Spurs), Bolassie and Jedinak (Palace), Capoue (Watford), Costa (Chelsea)
  • Two Yellow cards – Ward (Burnley), Costa (Chelsea), Kante (West Ham).

Villain of the Week – With two separate sending off escapes (two yellows for dissent and a horrible late challenge on Adrian (the West Ham Keeper), Costa is really the only player ‘worthy’ of this award

5: List of Major Errors on Matchweek #01 (with links to video clips)

1. Wrong Goal Against Arsenal – The foul that resulted in the freekick being scored was incorrect. [Ref – Michael Oliver] Holding foul on Coutinho_0001, Holding foul on Coutinho_0002

2. Wrong Goal Against Liverpool – Chambers was offside when he scored. [Ref – Michael Oliver] 2. Wrong Goal Against Liverpool

3. No Red Card Against Wollschied (Stoke) – Wollschied struck his arm in the back of the head of the player. [Ref – Kevin Friend] Boro vs Stoke Players Dissent Wollschied Violent Conduct No Red Card

4. No Second Yellow Card Against Ward (Burnley) – Ward committed 2 yellow card offences but was only booked for one. [Ref – Jon Moss] Burnley vs Swansea Ward Attack Breaking Foul on Barrow, Burnley vs Swansea Ward Poor Tackle and Attack Breaking Foul on Montero No Second Yellow Card

5. No Red Card Against Lamela (Spurs) – Serious injury inducing foul play by Lamela. [Ref – Martin Atkinson], Everton vs Spurs Lamela Poor Tackle on McCarthy No Red Card

6. Wrong Penalty Against Hull City – Foul occurred outside the penalty box. [Ref – Mike Dean]

7. Wrong Goal Against Hull City – the penalty that caused this goal was incorrect. [Ref – Mike Dean], Hull vs Leicester Wrong Penalty Wrong Goal Against Hull City For Leicester City

8. No Red Card Against Bolasie (Palace) – Very high foot with studs showing on the head of Olsson. Serious dangerous play. [Ref – Craig Pawson], Palace vs West Brom Bolasie High No Red Card

9. No Red Card Against Jedinak (Palace) – Clear attempt and act by Jedinak to punch the player. Violent conduct. [Ref – Craig Pawson], Palace vs West Brom Jedinak Violent Conduct No Red Card

10. No Red Card Against Capoue (Watford] – Very high foot with studs making contact on the head of Ward-Prowse. Serious dangerous play. [Ref – Roger East], Saints vs Watford Capoue Poor Tackle on Ward Prowse No Red Card

11. No Second Yellow Card Against Costa (Chelsea) – Costa showed clear dissent on two different occasions but was only booked once. [Ref – Anthony Taylor], 11. Chelsea vs West Ham Costa Dissent No Yellow Card, Chelsea vs West Ham Costa Dissent Yellow Card but No Second Yellow Card

12. No Penalty Given For Chelsea – Reid clearly pushed Oscar off the ball. [Ref – Anthony Taylor], Chelsea vs West Ham Oscar Reid Penalty, Chelsea vs West Ham Oscar Reid Penalty_0004

13. No Red Card Against Costa – Costa made a leg breaking, serious injury inducing foul. [Ref – Anthony Taylor], Chelsea vs West Ham Costa No Red Card

14. No Penalty Given For Chelsea – Byram clearly handled the ball, with his arm moving towards the ball. [Ref – Anthony Taylor], Chelsea vs West Ham Byram Handball No Penalty for Chelsea

15. No Second Yellow Card Against Kante – Kante made two reckless tackles but was only booked for one. [Ref – Anthony Taylor], Chelsea vs West Ham Kante No Second Yellow Card

6: List of Major Correct Decisions on Matchweek #01

1. Correct Penalty For Arsenal – Moreno clearly fouled Walcott. [Ref – Michael Oliver]

2. Correct Non-Penalty For Arsenal – Bellerin did not handle the ball. [Ref – Michael Oliver]

3. Correct Non-Penalty For Swansea – There was no foul contact by Fer and it was outside the box. [Ref – Jon Moss]

4. Correct Penalty For Man City – Van Aanholt clearly fouled Sterling. [Ref – Robert Madley]

5. Correct Non-Penalty For West Brom – Bolasie fell just outside and there was no significant foul contact. [Ref – Craig Pawson]

6. Correct Red Card Against Watson (Watford) – Watson (last defending player) brought down Long outside the penalty box. [Ref – Roger East]

7. Correct Non-Penalty For Watford – Hojbjerg went in looking for contact with Zuniga. [Ref – Roger East]

8. Correct Penalty For Chelsea – Antonio clearly fouled Azpilicueta inside the box. [Ref – Anthony Taylor]

7: Major Wrong Decisions Made by Referees

Referee Matches Second Yellow Cards Red Cards Penalties Goals Total
Andre Marriner 1 0 0 0 0 0
Anthony Taylor 1 2 1 2 0 5
Craig Pawson 1 0 2 0 0 2
Jon Moss 1 1 0 0 0 1
Kevin Friend 1 0 1 0 0 1
Martin Atkinson 1 0 1 0 0 1
Michael Oliver 1 0 0 0 2 2
Mike Dean 1 0 0 1 1 2
Robert Madley 1 0 0 0 0 0
Roger East 1 0 1 0 0 1

8: Major Correct Major Decisions Made by Referees

Referee Matches Second Yellow Cards Red Cards Penalties Total
Andre Marriner 1 0 0 0 0
Anthony Taylor 1 0 0 1 1
Craig Pawson 1 0 0 1 1
Jon Moss 1 0 0 1 1
Kevin Friend 1 0 0 0 0
Martin Atkinson 1 0 0 0 0
Michael Oliver 1 0 0 2 2
Mike Dean 1 0 0 0 0
Robert Madley 1 0 0 1 1
Roger East 1 0 1 1 2

9:  Major Wrong Decisions Against Teams

Second Yellow Cards Red Cards Penalties Goals Total
West Ham United 2 1 0 0 3
Chelsea 0 0 2 0 2
Hull City 0 0 1 1 2
West Bromwich 0 2 0 0 2
Arsenal 0 0 0 1 1
Everton 0 1 0 0 1
Liverpool 0 0 0 1 1
Middlesbrough 0 1 0 0 1
Southampton 0 1 0 0 1
Swansea City 1 0 0 0 1
Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 0
Burnley 0 0 0 0 0
Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 0
Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0
Manchester City 0 0 0 0 0
Manchester United 0 0 0 0 0
Stoke City 0 0 0 0 0
Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0
Tottenham 0 0 0 0 0
Watford 0 0 0 0 0

10: Major Wrong Decisions in Favour of Teams

Team Second Yellow Cards Red Cards Penalties Goals Total
Arsenal 0 0 0 1 1
Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 0
Burnley 1 0 0 0 1
Chelsea 2 1 0 0 3
Crystal Palace 0 2 0 0 2
Everton 0 0 0 0 0
Hull City 0 0 0 0 0
Leicester City 0 0 1 1 2
Liverpool 0 0 0 1 1
Manchester City 0 0 0 0 0
Manchester United 0 0 0 0 0
Middlesbrough 0 0 0 0 0
Southampton 0 0 0 0 0
Stoke City 0 1 0 0 1
Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0
Swansea City 0 0 0 0 0
Tottenham 0 1 0 0 1
Watford 0 1 0 0 1
West Bromwich 0 0 0 0 0
West Ham United 0 0 2 0 2

11: Possible Change in Points Week-by-Week Due To Wrong Major Decisions

Team Week #1 Total
Arsenal 0 0
Bournemouth 0 0
Burnley 0 0
Chelsea 0 0
Crystal Palace 0 0
Everton +2 +2
Hull City 0 0
Leicester City 0 0
Liverpool 0 0
Manchester City 0 0
Manchester United 0 0
Middlesbrough +2 +2
Southampton +2 +2
Stoke City -1 -1
Sunderland 0 0
Swansea City 0 0
Tottenham -1 -1
Watford -1 -1
West Bromwich 0 0
West Ham United 0 0
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18 August 2001 Middlesbrough 0 Arsenal 4 – the start of the great away games run. The run continued until 28 September 2002 when Arsenal beat Leeds 4-1 away, to break the record by scoring in 47 consecutive games and making it 22 away games without defeat   Sol Campbell played his first league game for Arsenal and Henry said afterwards, “I saw something today I never saw last season – we played as a team.  It’s the most important thing in football.”

29 comments to How the refs did last weekend (complete with video evidence). Referee Appointments and Results Matchweek #01

  • arwar

    yeah I thought I was the only one who saw it chambers was clearly offside for that goal

  • Florian

    A big like for the new ref review format! I know it wouldn’t be humanly possible to review in depth all the matches, given the experience with refereedecisions.co.uk, so this is great.

  • Chris

    Great review, thanks.
    Impressive work and organisation. Wonder if you people have a job besides UA, with so much being produced….
    Will shut up the clique always pretending the reviews were biased.

  • Arvind

    This is fking brilliant Walter and team. I hope you are all able to take this forward throughout the season to shut the AAA up.

  • Kenneth Widmerpool

    Ground breaking and fascinating,and puts things into an interesting perspective. Many thanks to the UARRT,looks like a lot of work to do it.COYG!

  • Incredible effort fair play

  • para

    Brilliant!!!

    Are they points awarded to refs in this new format and if so can there be a running league table for refs throughout the season?

    Just asking. 🙂

  • Gf60

    This a really welcome introduction Walter and team. Thanks

  • Jon Doe

    This is great. 5stars for Walter and his team.

    I, for one, wondered, after the Adrian challenge, how Costa remained on the pitch.

  • Menace

    Superb! Magnificent. Well done the team.

    My only observation (being totally Arsenal biased) is that Chambers head was in line with the Liverpool player when the ball was kicked. He was therefore not off side.

    Costa? there must be some serious need for a public enquiry.

  • Josif

    Brilliant job!

  • finsbury

    Fantastic effort many thanks and much appreciated!

  • finsbury

    Menace don’t be mean to the Mendes Mule. Sure, if he had a different agent he wouldn’t get away with it but hey why let that ruin a good story: The story being that a few agents have more influence in the sport then 99% of football clubs, a story you won’t hear or see in the 24/7 football media i can’t imagine why not.

  • Ben

    Love the new format! I tend to skip the ref reviews as it was not easy to read but this time made such a big difference!

  • Damilare

    Wao, What a brilliant report. Considering the time taken to prepare this, Walter, Usama & Co deserve all international recognition they can get.

    Kudos Untold Arsenal

  • Pat

    You men must love your football to watch all these matches in this detail! I’m not complaining -it’s fantastic.

    Anthony Taylor failed referee of the week – we remember him!

  • finsbury

    Apprentice Taylor as we knew him. He’s made the big time now!

    A future FUFA Official if he has not already made the fast track dammit I knew I showed plonked some leveraged wonga on that down at the bookies, what would’ve been the odds?

  • Bobome

    Great job Walter & Co, you’ll keep us coming back to this site, in spite of your support for Arsenal’s lack of convincing transfer activity (that we are ready to challenge for the title). As of now I remain highly skeptical. Thank you for the effort for putting up such an innovative and panoramic review of EPL football in the past week.

  • Polo

    Thank you to the team for the work and effort, well done guys. Love this new format.

    The match commentators say Coquelin and Xhaka was on the edge of getting the second yellow card for persistent fouling during the match, what’s your take on this? I thought Coquelin was lucky not to get a second yellow on some of his fouling.

  • Usama Zaka

    Polo,

    Xhaka made 3 light fouls and made 1 attack breaking foul. So 1 yellow card is correct and was rightly on the edge. Coquelin did the same. Also Alberto Moreno and Lovren.

  • Gideone

    Hey Team,

    This is Fantastic Work! Please keep it up. I have a suggestion though, can we combine tables 9, 10 & 11 into a single ‘leagues table’ of sorts, to know see when (if ever) these things ‘even out’ in the end. I have a suggested template for this. Who should I send it to?

  • Gideone

    Sorry. Your next article (http://untold-arsenal.com/archives/55373) has addressed my needs

  • OlegYch

    awesome work guys

  • porter

    Like the video evidence. Saves a lot of time re running MOTD and Goals on Sunday.

  • Polo

    Thank you Usama for the clarification.

  • thierryhenry22

    Wow, this is incredible. I’ll be referring people to this section of the website throughout the season, great work! (As usual!)

  • Micko

    It would be good to see this on the referee decisions website.

  • Dawie in SA

    Walter, for the Oscar penalty, what about the push by Oscar in the back of Mark Noble to win the ball? Surely that is the 1st offense that should be penalised?

  • Green Cloth

    This is fantastic work. I am in awe!